Period
to 16 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for Customer Requirements skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Customer Requirements over the 6 months to 16 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Customer Requirements
England > East of England
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 119 154 144
Rank change year-on-year +35 -10 +23
Contract jobs citing Customer Requirements 89 39 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.80% 0.84% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.11% 0.98% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 17 28
East of England median daily rate £425 £450 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +16.13% +29.17%
10th Percentile £291 £242 £275
90th Percentile £495 £532 £506
England median daily rate £445 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +11.25% - -0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 6
East of England median hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.03% - -65.89%
10th Percentile £15.68 £17.50 £17.31
90th Percentile £17.48 £17.50 £35.89
England median hourly rate £17.32 £18.75 £37.25
% change year-on-year -7.63% -49.66% -0.67%

Customer Requirements is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,219 3,966 4,236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 85.11% 85.18% 82.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,418 2,338 2,446
East of England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £240 £234 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 249 265 302
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £26.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.69% +4.00% +9.89%
10th Percentile £11.34 £11.91 £13.55
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £46.98
England median hourly rate £21.50 £23.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -8.51% - +8.60%

Customer Requirements
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Customer Requirements as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Customer Requirements in the East of England

Customer Requirements
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Customer Requirements in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Customer Requirements in the East of England

Customer Requirements
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Customer Requirements in the East of England over the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Customer Requirements in the East of England

Customer Requirements
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Customer Requirements in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Customer Requirements in the East of England

Customer Requirements
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Customer Requirements within the East of England region over the 6 months to 16 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +26 27 £475 +5.56% 3
Hertfordshire +1 23 £293 -35.00% 17
Essex +24 22 £425 -15.00% 5
Suffolk 0 17 - - 1
Customer Requirements
England

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Customer Requirements also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Customer Requirements.

1 33 (37.08%) SQL
2 20 (22.47%) Test Scripting
3 19 (21.35%) Windows
4 18 (20.22%) Microsoft
5 17 (19.10%) ISEB
5 17 (19.10%) C#
5 17 (19.10%) HTML
5 17 (19.10%) Java
5 17 (19.10%) CSS
5 17 (19.10%) ISTQB
5 17 (19.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 16 (17.98%) Unix
6 16 (17.98%) Oracle
7 15 (16.85%) ASP.NET Web API
8 14 (15.73%) Self-Motivation
9 13 (14.61%) R
9 13 (14.61%) C++
9 13 (14.61%) XML
9 13 (14.61%) Python
9 13 (14.61%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (13.48%) webMethods
10 12 (13.48%) Toad
10 12 (13.48%) WebLogic
10 12 (13.48%) Analytical Skills
11 11 (12.36%) Degree
11 11 (12.36%) Microsoft Excel
11 11 (12.36%) JIRA
12 10 (11.24%) Information Security
12 10 (11.24%) Change Management
12 10 (11.24%) Management Information System

Customer Requirements
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (13.48%) WebLogic
2 5 (5.62%) Confluence
3 1 (1.12%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.12%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 11 (12.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (8.99%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (8.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.25%) AutoCAD
3 2 (2.25%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (4.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.49%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (2.25%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.25%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.25%) DHCP
1 2 (2.25%) DNS
2 1 (1.12%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.12%) Apache Hive
1 1 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.12%) HBase
1 1 (1.12%) MongoDB
1 1 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (1.12%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (13.48%) Toad
2 11 (12.36%) JIRA
3 9 (10.11%) SoapUI
4 3 (3.37%) MSI
4 3 (3.37%) Selenium
General
1 9 (10.11%) Telecoms
2 8 (8.99%) Finance
2 8 (8.99%) Military
3 2 (2.25%) Automotive
3 2 (2.25%) Retail
4 1 (1.12%) Electronics
4 1 (1.12%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 39 (43.82%) Analyst
2 13 (14.61%) Test Analyst
3 11 (12.36%) Business Analyst
4 10 (11.24%) Developer
5 9 (10.11%) C# Developer
5 9 (10.11%) C# Software Developer
5 9 (10.11%) Software Developer
6 8 (8.99%) Configuration Analyst
6 8 (8.99%) Configuration Management Analyst
6 8 (8.99%) Data Analyst
6 8 (8.99%) Software Engineer
7 5 (5.62%) Tester
8 4 (4.49%) Consultant
8 4 (4.49%) Technical Analyst
9 3 (3.37%) Designer
9 3 (3.37%) Junior
9 3 (3.37%) Junior C# Developer
9 3 (3.37%) Junior Developer
9 3 (3.37%) Junior Software Developer
9 3 (3.37%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (19.10%) CSS
1 17 (19.10%) HTML
2 15 (16.85%) ASP.NET Web API
3 13 (14.61%) XML
4 3 (3.37%) SOAP
5 1 (1.12%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.73%) Self-Motivation
2 12 (13.48%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (11.24%) Management Information System
4 8 (8.99%) CMDB
5 6 (6.74%) User Experience
6 1 (1.12%) Biotechnology
6 1 (1.12%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 19 (21.35%) Windows
2 16 (17.98%) Unix
3 3 (3.37%) Windows 10
3 3 (3.37%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.25%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (22.47%) Test Scripting
2 13 (14.61%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (11.24%) Change Management
3 10 (11.24%) Information Security
3 10 (11.24%) ITIL
3 10 (11.24%) User Stories
4 9 (10.11%) Data Management
5 8 (8.99%) Business Analysis
5 8 (8.99%) Configuration Management
5 8 (8.99%) Information Management
5 8 (8.99%) PDM
5 8 (8.99%) Process Improvement
5 8 (8.99%) Programme Management
5 8 (8.99%) Software Engineering
6 6 (6.74%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (5.62%) CRM
7 5 (5.62%) ERP
7 5 (5.62%) Scrum
7 5 (5.62%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (5.62%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (37.08%) SQL
2 17 (19.10%) C#
2 17 (19.10%) Java
3 13 (14.61%) C++
3 13 (14.61%) Python
3 13 (14.61%) R
4 8 (8.99%) C
5 1 (1.12%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.12%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (19.10%) ISEB
1 17 (19.10%) ISTQB
1 17 (19.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 11 (12.36%) Degree
3 6 (6.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.37%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.25%) MCSA
5 2 (2.25%) MCSE
5 2 (2.25%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.12%) APMP
6 1 (1.12%) MBA
6 1 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.99%) Def Stans
1 8 (8.99%) ISO 9001
2 4 (4.49%) QA
3 2 (2.25%) GxP
3 2 (2.25%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.25%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.25%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.25%) WSUS
2 1 (1.12%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (20.22%) Microsoft
2 16 (17.98%) Oracle
3 12 (13.48%) webMethods
4 10 (11.24%) SAP
5 8 (8.99%) Computacenter
6 6 (6.74%) ServiceNow
7 3 (3.37%) Omniture
7 3 (3.37%) Optimizely
8 2 (2.25%) BMC
8 2 (2.25%) CA
8 2 (2.25%) Remedy
9 1 (1.12%) Informatica